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HAMMONTON HISTORY

Hammonton was settled by William Coffin in 1812. It was situated strategically between the shipbuilding center of Mays Landing and the iron towns of Weymouth and Batsto. The economy fi rst centered around the sawmill and glassworks established by Coffin, but since the early 1800s, its roots have been agricultural in nature (with all puns intended). The infl ux of Italian immigrants, many from one town of Gesso, Sicily, supported the agrarian base with hard work and a family atmosphere. As a matter of fact, according to the latest U.S. Census, Hammonton is the U.S. municipality with the largest concentration of Italians. More than 54 percent of Hammontons 12,604 residents call themselves Italian. Thats the largest concentration of any place in the nation with more than 1,000 people, just ahead of Johnston, Rhode Island; East Haven, Connecticut; Rosetto, Pennsylvania: and Frankfort, New York. Hammonton, which was originally spelled Hammondton, offi cially broke away from Mullica Township in 1866. Its current nickname Blueberry Capital of the World is emblazoned upon billboards as you enter town and blueberries adorn many logos and signs throughout town however, at one time, it was also known as Peach City.

 
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